The culture lost another raspy voice, Robert Ross AKA Black Rob has been taken from us. The New York, Buffalo native was only 51. Rob was a part of one of the most iconic era’s music lovers have gotten to experience. He began his run with BadBoy in ’96 when he appeared on the remix to 112’s “Come See Me.”
Black lent his bars to newcomers and legends from The Notorious B.I.G. to Total. With a slew of verses under his belt and a solid four years into the industry, Rob was ready to show the world what he had. In the early months of 2000 Hip-Hop got an anthem we still rock out with today, like “WHOA,” cemented Black Rob’s place in the culture forever.
On April 17, 2021, Mr. Ross lost his battle at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. Rob was fighting a number of health issues at the time, lupus, diabetes, several strokes, and kidney failure. Mark Curry, Ross’s friend told the “New York Times” cardiac arrest was the official cause of death. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Rob’s friends and family, REST IN POWER Like WHOA!!!
Black Rob’s Last Performance
Source: PitchFork & Wikipedia
Cover Photo: NME